Are you fed up with the way your kitchen looks now, or does it need some TLC because it’s a little too worn? Whatever your reason for wanting to change the appearance of your kitchen, in this article you will find five different budget-friendly methods for adding a little bit more life to a valuable area of your house. It can sometimes seem as though making any changes will cost far too much, but hopefully, there will be an idea to suit every budget.
A Herb Garden
The first idea, which is rather popular at the moment, is the introduction of a small herb garden. All that it would require is a small section of the kitchen counter, some containers to act as pots, soil, and seeds, then you can begin to grow your own fresh herbs to use in your cooking. This idea is great for people who love to use fresh ingredients in their cooking because you can choose which herbs to grow based on the ones you use most often, then don’t need to buy them repeatedly as they will be available as and when you want to use them.
Sometimes, the things you have lying around the work surfaces in your kitchen need changing. This can be done in multiple ways depending on the budget that you have set aside for bringing your kitchen to life. So, one way you can do this is to collect several jars that you have cleaned out, decorate these with paint, colored paper, or ribbon, and use these to display and store your utensils when they aren’t in use. Another way this can be achieved is by buying a few cheap accessories, such as tea towels or utensils.
To spice up the walls around your kitchen you can hang pictures, or maybe introduce a clock to the room so that they don’t seem so bare. If you had money in your budget to do so, you could probably even paint the walls, but if that isn’t the case, there are plenty of budget-friendly wall hangings out there (if you don’t fancy creating your own). If you already have pictures on the walls, maybe decide on a different theme, for example, if you already have images of scenery maybe introduce some of your own photos or those of cityscapes, or vice versa.
Changing the Curtains
Similarly, you can change the color or type of curtains that are hanging in the window to create a different look. Blinds are a popular choice for kitchens, as you can determine how much light you want to allow into the room, so if you aren’t a morning person the kitchen can stay dark until you are ready to face the day, or if you like having a bright kitchen (so long as the sun is out) you can have the blinds fully open to allow as much light as you want into the room. It could just be that you want to change the color scheme of the kitchen and simply want to have the kitchen curtains match the appliances and/or accessories that are within it to add a pop of color to an otherwise monochrome room.
Changing your Kitchen Cabinets
Having things on your counters is all well and good until you go to prepare a meal and have no space, or you are unloading your shopping to find that there is no more space left, in which case it can begin to look cluttered. Utilizing your kitchen cabinet space is important to make this problem go away. If you are looking for a cheaper idea than completely replacing your cabinets, there are several options open to you.
One is creating shelving on the back of the cupboard door if there is enough space so that you can put away things like spices that tend to sit on the counters until they’re needed, or there are plenty of handy creative organizing ideas out there to provide you with extra storage space, such as putting some supplies in plastic files (usually used for stationary) meaning that they are tidied away and easy to find. You could further work on kitchen or house maintenance in general by partnering up with a property management company that will offer you all the help you need.
Hopefully, there are some ideas here that can help you to bring life to your kitchen without breaking the bank. It is easy to make small changes to an area of your home so as to make it more what you want, when you are creative with the solutions, like how you use storage or reuse everyday objects that would generally be thrown away after they have served their purpose.